Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – Horror of Fang Rock

  Season 15 (!) opens with this four part story that was written by Terrance Dicks, that seems to have a bit of that Who Goes There, The Thing From Another World vibe going on in it. This story aired from 3 September to 24 September, 1977. It seems something has crashed into the sea…

Doctor Who (Tom Baker) – The Seeds of Doom

  And just like that we come to the end of Season 13 of Doctor Who, and we close it out with a 6 part story by Robert Banks Stewart that plays, initially like a riff on the classic, The Thing From Another World. This serial ran from 31 January to 6 March, 1976. It…

The Thing (2011) – Matthijs van Heijningen jr.

  The Sci-Fi Chronicles book brings me to the remake/reboot/prequel to one of my all time favorite John Carpenter films, The Thing. I love both previous cinematic incarnations of this film, the paranoia and isolation that permeates the story and characters of Carpenter’s film, and the crackling dialogue and pacing of the 50s version, The Thing From Another World. So…

The Thing (1982) – John Carpenter

The amazing science fiction year that was 1982 continues! As much as I love Escape From New York and Big Trouble In Little China, I think this is probably my favorite John Carpenter film, and I was so glad it’s on the 101 Sci_Fi Movies list. Based on the 1951 classic The Thing From Another…

Them! (1954)

Ok, well they can’t all be winners. This time, the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list brought me one that just barely held my interest. I just couldn’t get into it. It was about giant ants, so created because they came from the White Sands nuclear testing grounds, and the story was a thinly veiled film against…

The War of The Worlds (1953)

The updated moral of the story may be remember to get your vaccination shots, but this film, a welcome re-discovery on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies list is always an enjoyable watch. Based on the immortal tale by H.G. Wells, the story is updated, and lifted from England, and placed on the Pacific coast of the…

The Thing From Another World (1951)

I was always anxious about watching this film, the John Carpenter remake is one of my favorite films, so I was worried what I would think of the original. I settled in to watch it, as it was next up on the 101 Sci-Fi Movies (as is the remake a ways down the line). I…